Ps, thanks for your support re cutting the mileage. Seems everybody thinks it's fine and hence its been an easy decision to scale it back and the correct one I think. Your hm sounds like very good training. Glad the wildlife reports are back, I'd been missing them!
ali, hope the sore throat etc has buggered off by now?
how are you feeling today carl? More recovered?
Carter thanks for you thoughts and encouragement re the mileage as well. Oh my god totally, got to be able to enjoy your food and bbqs. I think any sort of diet should be banned period! Without wishing to sound rude how Old are you? Feel free not to tell me, just curious!
nell, yes a 16 wk plan. Good to know it is usual to feel v tired at the end pre taper! Encouraging weather report... ! glad you seem to be ok injury wise and will be running it. 2 turkeys in the shop window although im more of a fat goose really
Am having a wee dram, does that count as carb loading?
did 3.8 miles this morning. Did a couple of quicker miles first one of whic was around MP but found myself running sub 7'40 pace and finding it easy so had to consciously slow down to 8mm which was v encouraging in terms of the taper. Weather fx looking good for Edinburgh, fingers crossed
Hi Nell - well my weekly average mileage was about 30. about 3 weeks back I had 2 really hard weeks which wiped me out somewhat. My taper started Saturday and I had to stop 8 miles in to an MP pace run (was meant to be 12 - I did end up doing 11 but had to rest for 5 mins after the 8 mile mark)
All of which is to say that my body is clearly tired so I have massively scaled the mileage back but am trying to keep intensity
Did 21 miles last week. this week will be only 11.5 (!!!) - I'm doing 5 miles on Friday (rather than 10 as per my plan) with some quick strides and 3 or 4 of the 5 at MP and then next wk just a couple of 2 mile runs Mon & Wed with 100m strides thrown in
I'm definitely starting to feel a bit more recovered so hopefully slashing the mileage will help me/be a good thing?!